Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

What I am reading

Two of my favorite young macroeconomists (and former students) have a new essay on Identification in Macroeconomics.

More on the Economics of Healthcare

Back in July, I wrote a NY Times column about the economics of healthcare. Yesterday, my friend John Cochrane posted a lengthy response. I won't take the time to reply to all of John's points, but like everything John writes, his post is provocative and thoughtful. Show More Summary

Still #1

Harvard undergrads show their wisdom in course selection.

How to Get People to Get Along

Click here to read my column in Sunday's New York Times.

A Reading List

Every few years, I teach (in addition to ec 10) a freshman seminar for about a dozen students. The seminar is essentially a book group for students who are taking introductory economics concurrently or who have advanced placement credit in economics. Show More Summary

What I did last night

Lady Gaga performed at Fenway Park yesterday (and the day before). Apparently, she is the first woman ever to headline an event at Fenway. It was a great concert. Good people watching before the concert started. Ran into a few former ec 10 students.

News from Amazon

Source. To users of my favorite textbooks: Thank you! Have a great semester.

What Moderates Believe

I much appreciated today's column by David Brooks, though he seems to be describing center-right moderates more than center-left moderates (or is that my own bias showing up?). David also taught me a new word: syncretistic. It refers to combining different forms of belief.

Macro Musings

You can hear me interviewed by David Beckworth here.

Why Health Policy is Hard

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.

Does this make my Hamilton tickets a deductible business expense?

Economic Lessons from the Musical Hamilton, by Matthew C. Rousu and Courtney A. Conrad, discusses how the great musical can be used to teach economic principles in the classroom.

Report from the NFF

It is now that time of year when I am enjoying the Nantucket Film Festival. My wife and I today saw The Big Sick. Despite the not very enticing title, we loved it. The film is based on the real-life romance of the two screen writers, emphasizing the difficulty of bridging cross-cultural expectations. Show More Summary

Hamilton Tickets Redux

James Stewart takes a look at theater tickets on Broadway, a topic I discussed last year. I love his ending: Dynamic pricing and super-premium prices may be relatively new, but the scarcity of tickets for hit shows has a long tradition. Show More Summary

Economists for Hassett

An open letter supporting Kevin Hassett's nomination as CEA chair.

On Taxes and Deficits

Click here to read my column in Sunday's New York Times.

A New Mankiw Publication

This one I am particularly proud of, though I cannot claim to fully understand it.

Why people prefer unequal societies

A friend points out that this paper is related to some themes I have written about. The abstract (emphasis added): There is immense concern about economic inequality, both among the scholarly community and in the general public, and many insist that equality is an important social goal. Show More Summary

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